The Eberhard – Dallas, TX

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The Eberhard opened in late 2016 and hasn’t looked back. I’ve been going back consistently since New Years when I first tried the place. From its cool and collected atmosphere to a very prompt and accommodating staff, The Eberhard is the place to be for brunch.

The Eats

The omelet is well.. the omelet. it’s not going to blow you away but you won’t be disappointed either. Well executed by the kitchen staff but it’s an omelet and speaks for itself. You know why you’re here.

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Chicken & Waffles
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Chicken & Waffles

Now the chicken and waffles have potential but I already think its cliche as it is. Even so, I decided to give it a try. The chicken is seasoned quite well but could be much more tender. I believe it could stand a little more marination time for more tender chicken, but the chicken actually saved the dish. The waffles were very dry and brittle. I felt like I had to keep asking for the syrup to make the meal work. They have since changed their menu since I had the chicken & waffles but I’ve heard the same continues.

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Shrimp & Chorizo

Now I pride myself on my shrimp and grits, so ask around. With that being said these are very good. The grits are creamy and made with love. The shrimp is cooked perfectly and nicely flavored as well. The sauce the grits sit in are an amazing compliment and really bring the dish together. My only quip is the chorizo. I was expecting some real chorizo flavor but instead got miscellaneous pieces of sausage that didn’t add much to the meal in my opinion. They should definitely work on that but I enjoyed the meal none the less.

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Buttermilk Griddle Tacos
Now as I mentioned earlier, The Eberhard has changed their menu up quite a few times. From my count, at least 3 times since I’ve started going here. Their last rendition might be one of my favorites. I’m sure the thought has crossed your mind but using a pancake as a taco shell for a breakfast taco?! Let me tell ya…. game changer. You can get your eggs cooked however you want and the taco is stuffed with bacon and sausage. Served with syrup, but if you’re anything like me you sub it for some of their homemade salsa. May not work for you, but I love it!
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Smoked Trinity Hash

Saved the best for last! My favorite meal at The Eberhard is the Smoked
Trinity Hash! It has amazing flavor and tender juicy brisket. Well seasoned potatoes with a nice runny egg on top. Can’t beat it! I have to talk myself into trying other stuff I love this thing so much. The only thing I would add is a little more of the demi glace but other than that I highly recommend.

Libations

Now you all know I gots to have an A1 mimosa, and it’s safe to say Eberhard doesn’t disappoint. I’ll say this now. The Eberhard has the best mimosas in Dallas, TX. You heard it hear first. The price and experience cannot be beat!

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Brunch so hard mimosa wanna find me. 🥂#RiseShineBrunch #TheEberhard

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AS you can see from their very own Instagram post they have a mimosa bar.
You get a carafe of bubbles for $8 then can dress it up however you like. You can even go glass by glass and change it up as you sip. The only catch is… the mimosa bar is only available on Sundays. If not, Sunday then you get the above mimosa carafes which bring the pain regardless.

 

All in all, I love this place and will be back time and time again. Thank you, Eberhard, for saving me from mediocre brunches. You guys get a Brunchaholics certified 4 out of 5!

 

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Lucille’s – Houston, TX

Lucille’s is located in the 3rd ward of Houston in what seems to be a remodeled house turned into a restaurant. How is that possible you ask? Well, Houston doesn’t have zoning laws so anything goes. I love the concept of it. 

Lucille’s has a very small and intimate setting with a bar to sit at if you show up before your party. They are closed on Mondays but open every other day of the week, with brunch offered on Saturdays and Sundays.


Food

Their brunch menu is small but effective. They have a down home comfort food approach to brunch which I can appreciate. 

I ordered the Green Eggs and Ham as well the fish and grits. The green eggs and ham was delicious. I like eccentric takes on meals and this definitely fills that category. They give you an herb seasoned omelette (green eggs) and sous vide pork belly (ham); the omelette was very tasty and fresh. Cooked perfectly. It also came with goat cheese and hollandaise. The goat cheese combined with the hollandaise gave a perfect balance to the pork belly and omelette. I will definitely be back for this meal.


The second offering was the fish and grits — a fried catfish fillet with grits and eggs. The batter on the catfish had really good flavor but was too much in my opinion. Slicing into the fish was more of a hassle with having to fight through the thick crust. The eggs were not seasoned at all but were cooked very well. The grits were creamy which I liked. I believe Lucille’s knows that some people like the option of either having their grits seasoned or sweetened with sugar, but the creamy balance they achieved was good on its own. If you added anything to the grits it would just enhance the experience.


Libations

Lucille’s offers mimosas and sangria for their brunch beverages. Unfortunately, there is no bottomless or carafe option, but the mimosas were decent. However, for $6 per glass you would think they would use more of an upscale champagne rather than Wycliffe. Don’t get me wrong, Wycliffe is pretty good, but at $6 a glass I may as well go to the store and buy my own champagne and orange  juice.


All in all I enjoyed Lucille’s and will be back to try more menu options. If you are looking for a quiet, calm setting with good food then this is the place. Just make sure you get there before noon. I went on a Sunday and the after church crowd fills the place up!

Lucille’s receives a 4 out of 5.
Brunchaholics Out!!!

Nick & Sam’s Grill – Dallas, TX

Now when it comes to Nick & Sam’s there are multiple locations. I was saddened to find out they closed the Uptown location which was the first I went to a few years back. I believe I had seafood and spinach enchiladas (on special that day) and about 3 carafes. Safe to say it was a good day, but this review is about a different location located near the Addison area off of Preston road.


Atmosphere

Now when I say this place is nice. THIS PLACE IS NICE!!! In fact, one of the nicest brunches I’ve been to. They have an open kitchen and an upscale set up that a date would be proud to be brought to. It is definitely not a place to show up looking like a slouch. I would compare it to one of my older reviews, 51fifteen, in the Houston Galleria area.


Food

As I have been pleasantly finding out, Dallas knows how to do brunch. Nick & Sam’s menu is creative but simple. They’re known for their steaks and pizza, so I ordered something that was true to their culture. I decided on the breakfast pizza, which I’ve never ordered because I honestly never had faith in it. To me, it just doesn’t make sense as an upscale brunch item. It usually reminds me of an old cafeteria lunch breakfast pizza coming from the the bearded lady with the white apron (no offense 😐). Anyways, the waiter finally sold me on it, plus I was trying to stray away from the cliche chicken and waffles anyway. My fellow Brunchaholics ordered the Captain Crunch crusted French toast and the ABC omelette (other top brunch sellers).

 

Nick & Sam’s – Eggs Benny

 

Now I know I talked down on the idea of a breakfast pizza earlier. But when it arrived… BOYYYYYY  I could not stop eating it. Literally. I ate the whole pizza in one sitting. I’m not even sure if I was breathing between the time I started and finished. It was the sh**!! I mean, ff I had a choice between one night with Meagan Good and this pizza, I might be at odds. (I’m lying, I love Meagan Good, but it’s that f****** good.) The over easy eggs with the cheese and arugula were everything, and surprisingly, the marinara was light but didn’t ruin the taste. I’ve got to try out their regular pizza the next time I go back.
My fellow Brunchaholics loved their food as well. The French toast was melt in your mouth good and the omelette was cooked great, which I hold to a high standard.

 

Nick & Sam’s – Captain Crunch French Toast

I hate over cooked omelettes. You know, when the egg is all crunchy and the texture is like sand paper. Omelettes are supposed to be somewhat creamy and fluffy and fork tender like a buttery steak. Kudos to these guys for handling business in the kitchen.

 

Nick & Sam’s – ‘ABC’ Scramble



Drinks
Nick & Sam’s sells the orange crack by the carafe. They are not stingy with the champagne by any means. 1-2 carafes will have you appreciating the libations, so drink with caution. Then again, as a good friend of mine says “you ain’t drinking to get sober”.

At the end of the day I have no complaints about Nick & Sam’s. I will be back.


5 out of 5 for the greatness I experienced here. On all levels — from hostess to waiter to the kitchen. The bartender was cool too. Brunch is only on Sunday’s so don’t come looking for this on a Saturday!!

Brunchaholics Out!!

Nick & Sam's Grill – Dallas, TX

Now when it comes to Nick & Sam’s there are multiple locations. I was saddened to find out they closed the Uptown location which was the first I went to a few years back. I believe I had seafood and spinach enchiladas (on special that day) and about 3 carafes. Safe to say it was a good day, but this review is about a different location located near the Addison area off of Preston road.


Atmosphere

Now when I say this place is nice. THIS PLACE IS NICE!!! In fact, one of the nicest brunches I’ve been to. They have an open kitchen and an upscale set up that a date would be proud to be brought to. It is definitely not a place to show up looking like a slouch. I would compare it to one of my older reviews, 51fifteen, in the Houston Galleria area.


Food

As I have been pleasantly finding out, Dallas knows how to do brunch. Nick & Sam’s menu is creative but simple. They’re known for their steaks and pizza, so I ordered something that was true to their culture. I decided on the breakfast pizza, which I’ve never ordered because I honestly never had faith in it. To me, it just doesn’t make sense as an upscale brunch item. It usually reminds me of an old cafeteria lunch breakfast pizza coming from the the bearded lady with the white apron (no offense 😐). Anyways, the waiter finally sold me on it, plus I was trying to stray away from the cliche chicken and waffles anyway. My fellow Brunchaholics ordered the Captain Crunch crusted French toast and the ABC omelette (other top brunch sellers).

 

Nick & Sam’s – Eggs Benny

 

Now I know I talked down on the idea of a breakfast pizza earlier. But when it arrived… BOYYYYYY  I could not stop eating it. Literally. I ate the whole pizza in one sitting. I’m not even sure if I was breathing between the time I started and finished. It was the sh**!! I mean, ff I had a choice between one night with Meagan Good and this pizza, I might be at odds. (I’m lying, I love Meagan Good, but it’s that f****** good.) The over easy eggs with the cheese and arugula were everything, and surprisingly, the marinara was light but didn’t ruin the taste. I’ve got to try out their regular pizza the next time I go back.
My fellow Brunchaholics loved their food as well. The French toast was melt in your mouth good and the omelette was cooked great, which I hold to a high standard.

 

Nick & Sam’s – Captain Crunch French Toast

I hate over cooked omelettes. You know, when the egg is all crunchy and the texture is like sand paper. Omelettes are supposed to be somewhat creamy and fluffy and fork tender like a buttery steak. Kudos to these guys for handling business in the kitchen.

 

Nick & Sam’s – ‘ABC’ Scramble



Drinks
Nick & Sam’s sells the orange crack by the carafe. They are not stingy with the champagne by any means. 1-2 carafes will have you appreciating the libations, so drink with caution. Then again, as a good friend of mine says “you ain’t drinking to get sober”.

At the end of the day I have no complaints about Nick & Sam’s. I will be back.


5 out of 5 for the greatness I experienced here. On all levels — from hostess to waiter to the kitchen. The bartender was cool too. Brunch is only on Sunday’s so don’t come looking for this on a Saturday!!

Brunchaholics Out!!